You have until 11:59 p.m., Eastern time, on Tuesday, April 17 (the federal tax-filing deadline), to contribute up to $5,500 ($6,500 if you’re age 50 or older) to an IRA for 2017.

You can spread your contribution among one or more traditional or Roth IRAs or contribute to a single IRA account—just be sure not to contribute more than you’ve earned for the year. (There are additional contribution guidelines for Roth IRAs.)

Contribute online today

The fastest way to contribute is through our website. You can either contribute to an existing Vanguard IRA® or open a new one. Either way, you’ll receive a transaction confirmation in just minutes.

Don’t pay the “procrastination penalty”

The clock is ticking for 2017 IRA contributions, but time is on your side for 2018. Make your 2018 IRA contribution now—instead of next April—to give your investments more time to grow.

Learn more about the cost of procrastination

Other options

For more information on opening a Vanguard IRA, or to exchange money from your Vanguard nonretirement account into an existing IRA, call us at 800-551-8631. We’re available on business days from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Eastern time. If you need specific tax advice, please consult a professional tax advisor.


All investing is subject to risk, including the possible loss of the money you invest.

We recommend that you consult a tax or financial advisor about your individual situation.